23 July 2015

Agnieszka Krawcyzk's Pretty Pastel Shelves

Today I'm sharing the final project from my wonderful Painter in Residence, Agnieszka Krawczyk. For this project, Agnieszka chose soft, pastel colours from the Chalk Paint® palette to create a delicate and romantic, vintage look.

She began by using one of my Pure Bristle Brushes to paint the whole piece in Paris Grey, and once this was dry, she applied a layer of French Linen. Agnieszka removed areas of paint using sandpaper and a scraper, revealing the paint and wood below. 

To create contrast and depth, Agnieszka left the inside of the piece predominantly in French Linen, but continued to work on the exterior surface – applying a coat of Old White, distressing again with sandpaper, and finishing with a top layer of Antoinette. Agnieszka chipped and sanded in to the edges and corners of the piece even further, revealing the built up layers of paint. She completed the piece with a coat of Clear Soft Wax and a dash of Dark Soft Wax to bring out the texture. The result is a truly vintage look.

I hope you've all enjoyed Agnieszka's work as much as I have and have been inspired to get your sandpaper and scrapers out... and start distressing!

Yours, Annie

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  1. Very beautiful work for me and inspired me like always.

  2. A beautiful piece of work, thank you for sharing

  3. This is beautiful, I really like the soft feel of this piece and vintage as been created brilliantly, great inspiration

  4. I love this and I am also inspired of her works. I will try to paint like this.

  5. Have fallen in love! Your talent and Annie's chalk paint create beautiful art. Would love to take a class or see a video of your technique. Yep, willing to travel half way around the world. Thank you for inspiring and sharing.